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What's Behind (2010) & What's Ahead (2011)
Friday, December 31, 2010      3 comments

2010 was an incredible year for me. My self confidence really grew as I accomplished things I never thought I could. (13.1 anyone?) Here are a few of the things I was able to do... 1. Started running with C25K (June) 2. Rode bike for only... Read more
Last Workout of 2010
Friday, December 31, 2010      6 comments

I did my last workout of 2010 this morning. I ran for 3 miles and then I did the stair climbing machine for 20 minutes and a total of 63 floors. THE RUN I have been reading Marathoning for Mortals (MFM) this week and am changing my runnin... Read more
I'm HOME & I have a PLAN!
Thursday, December 30, 2010      1 comments

I'm HOME!!! Away from the trays full of goodies. They were YUMMY & so hard to resist! Some days I did OK, others I crumbled. But, I'm HOME now! About 30 minutes after I got home, I headed to the grocery store. I picked up milk (1% & 1% choc... Read more
How Can I...?
Wednesday, December 29, 2010      16 comments

How can I choose one day to run up & down hills... and then choose to eat 5 pieces of fudge (though they are small) & a piece of cake? How can I choose one day to run in the rain with temps in the 30's... and eat Chinese until I'm stuffed j... Read more
Christmas Break... So Far, Pretty Good
Monday, December 27, 2010      2 comments

I hope everyone who is on Christmas break is having a great time. We are still at my in-laws for a few more days. There are lots of goodies around, but I've been doing pretty well. Goodies sit out in plain sight and I usually pig out while I'm h... Read more
My Long Ride
Tuesday, December 21, 2010      4 comments

I debated last night whether I should run this morning or ride my bike. However, my GPS watch should be coming later today, so I decided to ride so I can do my first run w... Read more
It's Official!
Monday, December 20, 2010      12 comments

I've now lost 20 pounds!!! emoticon I have been down to -19.5 pounds three times in the past 6 weeks and jus... Read more
Ready, Set, Climb!
Thursday, December 16, 2010      6 comments

1,040 Steps 52 Floors Yes, I'm thinking about climbing them! I've seen two different groups that host skyscraper climbs to raise money. One group is the "Fight for Air" climbs that raise money for the American Lung Association and the o... Read more
Pushups, Squats, Crunches, and Dips... Oh, my!
Monday, December 13, 2010      7 comments

I've started a new challenge today. I'm trying to get to the point where I can do: 100 pushups, 200 squats, 200 crunches, and 100 dips. Whew! (By the way, I'm using this site & its related sites: www.pushupslogger.com They don't ... Read more
Trying to do more than SURVIVE December!
Tuesday, December 07, 2010      6 comments

I have been having a tough time the past 5 days or so. I've been overeating and not exercising much. I did run 9 miles on Sunday, but besides that I've felt like I've been failing, failing, failing. Today was a little better. I went to wor... Read more
What's the Goal of Your Run?
Thursday, December 02, 2010      5 comments

Now that my first half marathon is over, I want to concentrate on doing different types of runs. Before I was pretty much either doing a 'short run' or a 'long run.' So, today I did my first set of hill repeats! Actually, first I ran out an... Read more
INSIGHT: Dress Bad/Feel Bad; Dress Good/Feel Good (with photos)
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      5 comments

So, today I was thrilled to be back at my lowest weight when I weighed in this morning...139.5! So, it's also wonderful to be in the 130's, which I only saw for a couple of days about a month ago. And, I'm only .5 pounds from losing 20 pounds an... Read more
November Review & December Goals
Tuesday, November 30, 2010      5 comments

I only made 2 goals for November.... Run a Half Marathon... DONE! emoticon Lose 2 pounds to be at 138... well... Read more
What's Next?
Wednesday, November 24, 2010      9 comments

So, I've finished my first half marathon. What's next? I've been asked that question several times and have been asking it myself. First of all, I went on a 3.5 mile run today. It was a tough run. For one thing, it was on a track... I haven... Read more
1 HM Photo & Time Splits
Monday, November 22, 2010      19 comments

Here's a photo of me (Dana), my sister-in-law (Stacy), and her college friend (Jen), just minutes after I crossed the finish line. I was really shaky, but feeling so happy... Read more

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